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but as the Detroit Lions head into the December stretch run,Authentic Al Woods Jersey,It took a quarter of the season for him to see the field,womens Rigoberto Sanchez Jersey, second-round pick Teez Tabor has finally settled into a role on defense.

Tabor has played in most of the Lions' dime defensive packages in recent weeks, where the team has used him both in coverage and as a blitzer.

Tabor had one tackle and missed a fourth-quarter sack on Case Keenum in Thursday's 30-23 loss to the Minnesota Vikings; last week he had two pressures on rookie Mitchell Trubisky in a win over the Chicago Bears.

"I like it,Authentic Antonio Morrison Jersey," Tabor said of his expanding role. "You get to do a little bit of everything. It fits my skill set."

Tabor has earned playing time with the progress he's shown in practice,womens Antonio Morrison Jersey,A healthy inactive for four of the Lions' six games before the bye, Lions coach Jim Caldwell said recently.

the Lions even gave Tabor one series at right cornerback opposite Darius Slay in their nickel defense. Typically,Against the Bears, Nevin Lawson and D.J. Hayden have rotated at the position.

While the Lions need to see what they have in Tabor heading into the off-season — both Lawson and Hayden will be free agents in March, and Tabor was drafted with one eye on 2018 — Tabor has been a solid contributor to the Lions secondary.

On Thursday, he was kicking himself after the game for the fourth-quarter sack he missed on Keenum.

I just got to make that.", I just got to make the play,"Coach dialed it up perfectly," Tabor said. "That was great coaching. That falls strictly on me

The Lions had just pulled within four points and had the Vikings in a third-and-4 situation at their own 27 when Tabor came with a blitz from just inside the right numbers.

He split right tackle Rashod Hill and right guard Joe Berger as the Vikings slid protection the opposite way, but Keenum faked right then took a step to his left as Tabor spun off the Vikings quarterback with his right arm.

and though the Vikings eventually punted,Keenum completed a 10-yard pass to Adam Thielen to extend the drive, the missed sack cost the Lions a chance to build off the momentum they seemed to have seized one series earlier.womens Jeremy Vujnovich Jersey,

Tabor acknowledged the missed opportunity after the game, saying that was a point where the game still "could have went either way."

that’s it.",Authentic Jabaal Sheard Jersey, I just got to come under control,"I was close,Authentic Johnathan Hankins Jersey,Authentic Jon Bostic Jersey," he said. "I was going too fast. I just got to come under control

less than 24 hours after the Lions claimed him off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks,Caldwell said if new defensive end Dwight Freeney had played Thursday,Authentic Rigoberto Sanchez Jersey, it would have been "the shortest turnaround that anybody has ever had."

"He’ll be ready next week," Caldwell said.,womens Matthias Farley Jersey

and is expected to play as a situational pass rusher for the Lions.,womens Deyshawn Bond Jersey37,Freeney, had three sacks in four games with the Seahawks after signing in October

Tabor had one tackle and missed a fourth-quarter sack on Case Keenum in Thursday's 30-23 loss to the Minnesota Vikings; last week he had two pressures on rookie Mitchell Trubisky in a win over the Chicago Bears.

"I like it," Tabor said of his expanding role. "You get to do a little bit of everything. It fits my skill set."

Tabor has earned playing time with the progress he's shown in practice,A healthy inactive for four of the Lions' six games before the bye, Lions coach Jim Caldwell said recently.womens Jon Bostic Jersey

the Lions even gave Tabor one series at right cornerback opposite Darius Slay in their nickel defense. Typically,Against the Bears, Nevin Lawson and D.J. Hayden have rotated at the position.Authentic Matthias Farley Jersey,

While the Lions need to see what they have in Tabor heading into the off-season — both Lawson and Hayden will be free agents in March, and Tabor was drafted with one eye on 2018 — Tabor has been a solid contributor to the Lions secondary.

On Thursday, he was kicking himself after the game for the fourth-quarter sack he missed on Keenum.Authentic Jeremy Vujnovich Jersey,

I just got to make that.", I j,Authentic Deyshawn Bond Jersey,

The Lions had just pulled within four points and had the Vikings in a third-and-4 situation at their own 27 when Tabor came with a blitz from just inside the right numbers.womens Al Woods Jersey

He split right tackle Rashod Hill and right guard Joe Berger as the Vikings slid protection the opposite way, but Keenum faked right then took a step to his left as Tabor spun off the Vikings quarterback with his right arm.womens Johnathan Hankins Jersey,

and though the Vikings eventually punted,Keenum completed a 10-yard pass to Adam Thielen to extend the drive,womens Jabaal Sheard Jersey,the missed sack cost the Lions a chance to build off the momentum they seemed to have seized one series earlier.

Tabor acknowledged the missed opportunity after the game, saying that was a point where the game still "could have went either way."

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